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From tech start-up to world class - & made in the UK: Thu 9 Mar

Mike Lynch will discuss the issues in creating a multi-billion dollar tech business out of the UK, going from start-up to scale up to world domination, at our London hub: 83 Pall Mall.

Accolade for Uni at Bath Life Awards

Bath Life announced a ‘special achievement award’ for our contribution to Bath & the local community

Get active with our latest health study

Receive a free, tailored exercise training plan as part of our study into the effects of breakfast on exercising

Sugar’s “tipping point” link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed

For the first time a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Genetics Society announces Laurence Hurst as next President

Laurence will be steering the Genetics Society during its centenary year celebrations (2019) and is very much looking forward to his involvement.

Alumni celebrate our 50th in Geneva

Alumni from over a dozen European countries joined the VC in Switzerland to mark our first 50 years

Book now for our next Science Showoff on 16 Mar

Geek comedian Steve Cross hosts some of Bath’s top science, comedy and performance talent in a night of clever cabaret.

Europeans brought new strains of ulcer-causing bacterium to pre-Columbian Americas

An international team of researchers, including Daniel Falush (Milner Centre for Evolution), has found that foreign strains of a harmful stomach bacterium intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the Americas.

Why academics should bother with public engagement

Richard Watermeyer (Education) has co-authored an article for The Conversation.

Tech Spark profiles our Team Bath Drones student group

A group of final-year students hope to take autonomous drones to new heights as they embark on the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems competition for a second year running.

Professor Avi Shankar in new series of BBC1 consumer spending show

Avi Shankar, Professor of Consumer Research in our School of Management, joins Alex Jones and Steph McGovern for a brand new series of BBC One’s Shop Well For Less.

Royal High pupils experience eng project work

A blog post about a visit to campus from three local students to take part in a three-day Engineering Education Scheme’s (EES) residential workshop.

The science of the hangover: podcast with Sally Adams

In a special episode of Say Why to Drugs, Dr Suzi Gage talks to our researcher Dr Sally Adams about why we feel so wretched the day after a heavy drinking session, and what it's like conducting research in this area.

How could a global database help tackle corporate tax evasion?

Dr Jonathan Gray, Prize Fellow at the IPR, writes about a newly published research report to which he contributed.

City Learning Commons & café open

Modern study spaces, an IT suite and training rooms are all up & running at The Virgil Building

Male volunteers wanted for new research

Men aged 20-35 or 60-85 needed to help us study healthy ageing - Get a free health check!

Potential drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment created at University of Bath

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath.

Painting course starts Tuesday

A 7-week course designed to take students on a voyage of discovery, stimulating their imagination, enhancing their skills and providing a platform for experimentation within the two-dimensional arena.

Cape Verde islands: A bird in the hand...

Third year BSc Biology students write about their experiences whilst on placement

Greg Maio writes in Psychology Today

Head of Department of Psychology writes on how identifying with a group can make us feel more confident about our attitudes

New Visual Arts classes start soon

Why not try something new? Life drawing, painting, sculpture and construction, engraving and printing.

An introduction to student immigration: Tue 21 Mar

Letter from Prof Peter Lambert: Brexit update

Dear student,

Business and society blog: A new voice in the debate is needed

We believe it is high time that university researchers took a more active role in this debate, providing much needed evidence to inform popular opinion. To do so, we need to speak in a new voice.

I-SEE seminar: Energy efficiency is a no-brainer: Tue 21 Feb

Andrew Todd, Director and Head of Energy and Resource Management at Verco Limited gives a lecture for the I-SEE

IMI Lecture with Prof Chris Brace: Optimising engine performance

Professor Chris Brace will introduce some of the difficult-to-model aspects of an engine’s operation that show evidence of both stochastic and deterministic behaviours.

Library survey: let us know what you think

The survey takes around 10 mins to complete, in return you could win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Celebrating our scholarship programme

Scholars gathered at the Roman Baths to celebrate our growing scholarship programme

UN declares International Day of Women in Science

The United Nations has declared that 11 February of every year should be observed as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

New small-scale public engagement projects launched

Our recent annual seed fund call has already funded 11 small-scale public engagement projects across the University - apply now for up to £500 to deliver your own project

Afternoon screening of award-winning family film HUGO: Sat 18 Feb

Watch HUGO, directed & produced by Martin Scorsese with a star-studded cast, then check out our free, fun children’s activities & crafts, inspired by the film and the James Capper Gallery Exhibition.

Andrew Heath inaugural: Building with the ground: 1 Mar

In his inaugural lecture Andrew Heath, Professor in Geomaterials in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, will focus on how unsuitable developments on particular sites can increase costs and impacts, and how we can develop more sustainable construction materials using the ground.

Sporting scholar off to S Africa in England Men’s hockey squad

Sport Performance student Scott, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, will join the England hockey team to gain valuable experience of a senior international trip as part of his continued development.

Bath Chemical Engineer wins prestigious national tech award

Semali Perera, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, has been named the winner of the Academic Award in the UK’s biggest programme championing women in technology, the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

Bath research asks questions about youth use of health devices

A ‘world first’ research project led by a researcher in the Department of Health is to explore the previously uncharted area of teenagers’ growing use of digital wellbeing software and gadgets, with latest statistics showing a staggering 160,000 smartphone health apps on the market.

Lord Rees looks ahead to 2050 global challenges in IPR Public Lecture

Lord Rees delivers tonight's sell out IPR Public Lecture looking ahead to the world in 2050 and beyond.

Macron, France’s rising star, profiled by Susan Milner (PoLIS)

Dr Susan Milner writes about the French presidential election campaign for the LSE blog: 'Emmanuel Macron and the building of a new liberal-centrist movement'

Creative days for your child whilst you work

Bring your child to work and let them spend their half term with us to take part in either one or two action packed days playing games, getting messy with arts and craft activities and creating colourful stories and characters.

Researchers seek answers to help overcome life’s challenges

A new research project is to investigate the ways in which different people cope with crises, why some sail through life, yet others struggle. Researchers in the Department of Psychology want to draw on the experiences of people aged 65 and older because they are most likely to have witnessed and lived through the greatest number of life-affecting events, and the most difficult ones.

Brexit & trade – Maria Garcia (PoLIS) in The Conversation

What the Brexit White Paper says (and doesn't say) about trade

Watch: 'Trust me, I’m a Doctor' feature filmed here on campus

TV presenter Michael Mosley comes to campus to investigate whether exercising makes you hungrier

Lecture by Hon grad Daron Acemoglu

On 1 Mar, the author of 'Why Nations Fail' will talk about The balance of power: the race between state & society

Health research & diet success story featured on Radio Bristol

Radio interview with the researcher and one volunteer who lost four stone after taking part in the research.

Bookings open for Wednesday Chamber Music Class

Chamber Music Class is open to strings, woodwind, piano, digital, electric, and percussion to a high level.

University of Bath, McLaren Automotive and BMW Group form new partnership

The University of Bath is part of a six-company partnership to design and develop technology for the next generation of cleaner, more powerful supercar powertrains.

Brexit debate update: Nick Startin of PoLIS on BBC Radio Bristol

Latest developments on Brexit as MPs debate Article 50

Dance classes at The Edge start next week

Ballet, jazz and contemporary dance classes start in February.

Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts

The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

Major €5M project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology

Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient’s body is the goal of a new €5M international research consortium led by the University of Bath.

WIN: Helping youngsters progress to HE

We are the lead partner of a national government programme to improve social mobility

Free online course - Modern Building Design: starts 27 Feb

Learn how climate change, technology & regulation are changing modern building design & professional practice in construction.

Sue Milner (PoLIS) on Benoît Hamon – France’s Corbyn?

Brexit: Will divorce be damaging, and could it be amicable?

On Thursday 26 January the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) hosted a lecture by Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, former Ambassador to the European Union and author of Article 50.

Graduate's project wins best in UK & best in Europe

Michael Lewis' MArch project has won both the 3DReid Student Prize and European Architectural Medal

Using maths to solve problems in farming

Improving cocoa yields, estimating the quality of meat & refining the design of a hydroponics system

‘Great West’ region can make the UK a global leader, say Vice-Chancellors and industry leaders at Westminster event

South West England and South East Wales can recapture the ambitious vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a hyper-connected, smart and specialist region, MPs have heard.

Conscientious workers face exhaustion, shows research

Being conscientious at work has long been linked with career success but new University research shows that going above and beyond the call of duty comes at a cost to personal well-being and family responsibilities.

New study into impact of ageing on muscles: when you’re (more than) 64, can you help?

Scientists from the Department for Health are looking for men and women aged between 65 and 80 to take part in research exploring the role that physical activity and diet play in preserving muscle strength, balance, and overall health as we get older. Researchers are investigating how to prevent, or delay the onset of frailty in older people.

Article 50 author Lord Kerr speaks at IPR tonight

Author of Article 50, Lord John Kerr, speaks at IPR tonight.

New Visual Arts classes starting this Spring

Why not try something new? Life drawing, painting, sculpture and construction, engraving and printing.